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Wolfgang Schalk: Wanted

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Superb outing by Austrian guitarist is fueled by the forcefully swinging rhythm section of pianist Geoff Keezer, late bassist Dave Carpenter and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith. A decided Pat Metheny-Pat Martino influence on the burning title track, the mellow bossa “Monroe Street” and the frantic “A Hip Bop.” “W46” is a nod to the towering influence of Wes Montgomery while the gorgeous ballad “And Harry Said Goodbye” is an homage to the late Austrian guitar great Harry Pepl.

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